Mary Karr
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Mary Karr

Mary Karr's first memoir, The Liar's Club, kick-started a memoir revolution and won nonfiction prizes from PEN and the Texas Institute of Letters. Also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, it rode high on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, becoming an annual "best book" there and for The New Yorker, People, and Time. Recently Entertainment Weekly rated it number four in the top one hundred books of the past twenty-five years. Her second memoir, Cherry, which was excerpted in The New Yorker, also hit bestseller and "notable book" lists at the New York Times and dozens of other papers nationwide. Her most recent book in this autobiographical series, Lit: A Memoir, is the story of her alcoholism, recovery, and conversion to Catholicism. A Guggenheim Fellow in poetry, Karr has won Pushcart Prizes for both verse and essays. Other grants include the Whiting Award and Radcliffe's Bunting Fellowship. She is the Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University.

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Best Sellers

    • The Liar's Club

    • A Memoir
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 550

    A powerfully funny, razor's-edge tale of a fractured childhood, Mary Karr's biography looks back...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Love Karr, This Book OK

    • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Lit

    • A Memoir
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    Lit follows Mary Karr's descent into the inferno of alcoholism and madness - and her astonishing resurrection....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling.

    • By Pamela Harvey on 01-30-10
    • A Memoir
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 01-26-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 714 ratings

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Art of Memoir

    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    Anchored by excerpts from her favorite memoirs and anecdotes from fellow writers' experience, The Art of Memoir lays bare Karr's own process....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic info for writers! Good listening!

    • By K. Russell on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Cherry

    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 110

    From Mary Karr, author of the best selling The Liar's Club, comes the gorgeously written, often hilarious story of her tumultuous teens and sexual coming-of-age...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mary Karr's voice makes the story come alive

    • By Michael on 11-19-03
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 09-28-00
    • 4 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Now Go Out There

    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In Now Go Out There, Karr explains why having your heart broken is just as important as - if not more important than - falling in love....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen ❤

    • By Stephanie on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Tropic of Squalor

    • Poems
    • By: Mary Karr
    • Narrated by: Mary Karr
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful, haunting and unmistakably Mary!

    • By Jennifer S. Leblanc on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $12.54

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